The women in the village of Nakamtenga voiced the need for better education for their children and knew the existing school system made it very hard for their children to succeed and create a better future.
At the community college, opportunity is created in the meeting between individuals to exchange experiences and skills that strengthen the knowledge and opportunity for the individual to be a part of an active democracy as included, educated and culturally understanding citizens. Education for adults and young adults at the community college makes it possible to build the local community on democratic values.
Construction and city planning
We are continuously working on safe and sustainable building and city planning, both on a structural level and at the family level. These are questions about security and life quality, but also part of human rights and fundamental for development.
Water and sanitation
We are continuously working on water and sanitation to find long-term solutions, at both community and family level. These are issues that are necessary for health and life, and thereby a basis of all human rights, and they are also fundamental for development.
Information and preventive health
We place great importance on preventive work, awareness and information sharing. The work is linked to our investments in infrastructure, including water, sanitation and waste disposal. The work further relates to issues on relationships and gender equality.
All Yennenga Progress companies were started to meet a current need. These companies contribute practically to building the village's welfare functions, developing the infrastructure and creating a diversified production. It is through these companies that we, through our partner companies, try to develop sustainable technologies and services, as well as creating a local funding for the welfare services in the village.
We are continuously working on waste management to find long-term solutions both on a structural level and at the family level. It is a question about the environment, health and life, but also the base of wellbeing and planning for a sustainable future.
The entire population of the village should have access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services and it should be renewable. We are continuously working solutions both on a structural level and at the family level.
Food Security and Climate Adaptation
As soil depletion and climate change affect crops, the need for small-scale food producers to adapt cultivation methods and crops to the new conditions is increasing. We are continuously working on finding new solutions.
With knowledge and information we can prevent many health problems. Both acute problems and health problems that increases over time. We therefore put great importance to preventative work both at our schools and through meeting places for discussions and exchanges on important subjects.
The Dental Clinic responds to the great need and demand for good dental care. In general, we see deteriorating dental health in the area. With a growing middle class and the population going from eating what they grow themselves, to buying imported food, the consumption of sugar is increasing. This combined with a lack of knowledge about preventive dentistry and why it is important to take care of your teeth, increases the complications with dental health.
Democracy and Justice
The laws are often well formulated in most countries. The problem is implementation and compliance. With knowledge and information on existing laws and systems, the population's ability to make demands on these existing regulations increase
Respect for the individual and an empathetic approach are important parts of Dr. Mukwege's model for sustainable care. In addition to psychological care, our psychosocial team is also responsible for working with the staff and staff's treatment of patients in general, so that the Dr Mukwege Center offers a safe and welcoming environment.
Sexual & Reproductive Health
Five women per day die on average in pregnancy and childbirth in Burkina Faso because of poverty; lack of information and poor access to health care.
With as few as 10 physicians per 100,000 people, a high prevalence of female genital mutilation, having the lowest GDP per capita and lowest level of literacy in the world, Burkina Faso faces a multitude of challenges in the fight to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children.
Higher Education / Vocational Training
Lifelong learning, the opportunity to take the next step in their education, and to receive specialized training in all different vocational areas needed for the development of society is fundamental for us to encourage, support and create.
Knowledge is a human right. With an IT initiative in the village, we open the world and create closeness to all the knowledge and information that is available. In a country like Burkina Faso with very little industry, and expensive import and export routes, investing in tech can also mean the solution to job-creating and development.
We are convinced of the importance of access to books, for the development of the society and children's possibility to continue with their studies. We want to focus on encouraging the language on broader levels, arouse curiosity and offer possibilities to development by reading, listening and writing.
The purpose of the library project is to awaken the child's and youth's desire to read both for pleasure and obtaining some knowledge.
Primary and Secondary School
The overall purpose is to run a primary and secondary school, which meets every child's real needs. A school that helps increase children's creativity, curiosity and desire to learn. The goal of Yennenga's schools is to provide real, useful knowledge that is necessary for continued schooling but also for everyday life outside the school and the development of the country.